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Still stuck in Iraq

June 22, 2014 Even as President Barack Obama was bragging in December 2011 about withdrawing U.S. combat troops from Iraq, skeptics warned the pullout was ill-advised — and from from complete. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

June 21, 2014 Artstone turning 100 THUMBS UP: American Artstone is celebrating its 100th anniversary this week, with a open house at the plant on Wednesday from 1 to 6 p.m. more »»

Looking for stories on soldiers buried abroad

June 21, 2014 To the editor: I am searching for as many of the stories of the 218,000 soldiers, within the 24 cemeteries, who are buried overseas as I can find. more »»

The rain can stop anytime now

June 20, 2014 Minnesota may have to change it’s nickname from “the Land of 10,000 Lakes” to “the Land of One Lake — One Great Big Lake,” if all this rain doesn’t stop soon. New Ulm has had 10. more »»

Medtronic’s message

June 18, 2014 Gov. Mark Dayton may be the biggest Pollyanna in politics. On Saturday, the governor heard from the Chairman and CEO of Medtronic, Omar Ishrak, that the company was planning to spend $42. more »»

Blossom like you’re young

June 18, 2014 There are three old apple trees behind our house. They look tough. I’ve cut some dead branches back, but now probably half of the remaining branches are lifeless with dried bark peeling away. more »»

Gieseke explains resignation

June 18, 2014 To the editor: Greetings Media and MN School District # 88 Citizens: I am writing this letter to the editor because Superintendent Jeff Bertrang recommended I share the reason why I have decided to... more »»

How secure can our southern border be?

June 17, 2014 So easy a child could do it. The phrase is used to describe everything from assembling toys to programming remote controls. And now, for sneaking across the border from Mexico into the United State. more »»

Food Shelf surplus days

June 17, 2014 To the editor: I am the Executive Director of the New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf. The past few months we have been offering a surplus day for area resident. more »»

Garden Street safety

June 17, 2014 To the editor: South Garden Street is under construction this summer and when it is completed there will be some changes that can affect safet. more »»

Don’t send Tsunis to Norway

June 16, 2014 Minnesotans of Norwegian descent make up about 16.5 percent of the state’s population. Over 18 percent of the nation’s Norwegian Americans live in Minnesota (a good number of them in Hanska). more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

June 14, 2014 Head to a state park THUMBS UP: We'll have to wait and see if the weather holds up, but if it does, here's an idea for something to do Saturday: Go to a state park — call it an early Father's Day... more »»

Is Iraq a preview for Afghanistan?

June 14, 2014 It’s only 11 years since the U.S. more »»

MNsure progress

June 13, 2014 University of Minnesota researchers reported on Wednesday that the federal health overhaul has reduced the number of uninsured in Minnesota by 40 percent. more »»

Cantor’s loss has message for GOP

June 12, 2014 Somehow, no one saw Rep. Eric Cantor’s primary loss coming on Tuesday. But it was all the political pundits could talk about on Wednesda. more »»

Are CO2 regs worth the economic cost?

June 12, 2014 To the editor: Network TV has been reporting on the Obama Administration EPA’s new regulations calling for a substantial reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from stationary power plants. more »»

Good work on the alley project

June 12, 2014 To the editor: My wife Bonnie and I would like to take this time to THANK the following people for a job WELL DONE on a city project in our alley this last month. THANK YOU all the employees from M.R. more »»

Hopes to have chickens again

June 12, 2014 To the editor: I?am so excited that having chickens in New Ulm is a possibility. When my family moved here from Iowa last November, I was sad to leave my pet chickens behind. more »»

The reality behind job statistics

June 10, 2014 Some young Americans, unable to find jobs after they graduate from college, simply stay on campus, working toward advanced degree. more »»

Cemetery needs better care

June 10, 2014 To the editor: My breath, heartbeat and discouragement are being felt. Ten days before Memorial Day, I went and spoke with the Catholic Cemetery caretake. more »»

 
 

 

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